Former UnionDocs Summer lab fellows Claire Sanford and Lin Alluna are both Hot Docs Forum 2019 winners!
The runner-up for the first look prize is Colour of the Wind, which was pitched by director Claire Sanford, producer Adam Pajot Gendron and co-producer Dagmar Jacobsen. The film receives $20,000 in support. Colour of the Wind is a cinematic portrait of monstrous dust storms that travel from the deserts of China to the shores of California, and the people in their path.
$20,000 in support also went with the “Surprise Prize” to Twice Colonized. The project was pitched by director Lin Alluna and producers Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Emile Hertling Péronard. The film reveals one of the most important voices of the Indigenous Arctic, Inuit activist Aaju Peter, who takes us behind the curtains of her political work, sharing the personal battles that motivate her.
Congratulations Claire and Lin!